EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR
by: pastor paul rika, international director of HOREMOW
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18,2023
TEXT: 1 PETER 1:16
“Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”
Key Verse: Ephesians 1:4. According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.
The first gospel to the sinner is the gospel of salvation. You go to the sinner and preach the gospel of salvation to him. Preach repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ. After believing on the Lord Jesus,
the new convert should be baptized in water. To the child of God, there is still a gospel to be preached to him; the gospel of sanctification. This is about inner cleansing and inner purity. The believer has become a part of the church. Christ loved the church and gave himself for it. The death on the cross has a dual purpose- to bring sinners to salvation and believers to holiness of life. The clothes you wash, you rinse before spreading in the sun.
John 17:16-17, They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Christ was here praying for the sanctification of His disciples. They were already consecrated to God. As the sinner got born again by faith, so a believer ought to be sanctified by faith. According to Acts 26:18, Apostle Paul was sent to open sinners' eyes, and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
The Lord is saying here that after forgiveness of sins (salvation), the redeemed should come again to Me for their sanctification for righteousness and holiness.
Why do you then need the leading of the word of God? It is for you to grow in faith, in truth and in holiness. Receiving the leading, conforming to teaching, then you are being perfected in righteousness in the fear of God. You can maintain your sanctification by studying the scriptures constantly, praying constantly, associating with righteous people and not forsaking the assembly of yourself together as the manner of some is. You cleanse your way by taking heed according to the word of God. Now that you know how to arrive at holiness of life, take the steps to get there.
Thought for the day:
Disbelieve the stand of the world that none can be holy
Song for the day:
Make me holy
Bible reading for the day:
Genesis 42-43; Matthew 13:33-58
PASTOR PAUL RIKA